We don’t write a lot about soccer at With Leather, and when we do, it’s usually about dogs running out onto the field, Arianny Celeste’s nipples posing for cheesecake photos with a soccer ball or crazy fan brawls. You know, fun stuff. People getting kicked in the balls.
It’s less fun when life kicks somebody in the balls.
Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals in Sunday’s game, the team’s first victory after three rounds of the Spanish season, but nobody seems to care about that. What’s making the news rounds is that Ronaldo didn’t celebrate either goal. The reason? He’s sad, and if you knew him you wouldn’t have to ask him why, God, mom.
As reporters asked him about his two-goal night, Ronaldo solemnly said he didn’t celebrate in the team’s 3-0 home win over Grenada because he was “sad” for “professional” reasons.
“The people know the reasons why I didn’t celebrate the goals,” he is quoted as saying by Spanish news agency EFE. “I don’t do so when I am feeling sadness. It was due to a professional motive.
“The appropriate people inside the club know why I’m sad. I won’t say anything more.” (via ESPN FC)
As funny and melodramatic as that is, the response from his teammate is EPIC: